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Kwantlen Polytechnic University


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  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University commonly referred to as “KPU”, is a public undergraduate polytechnic University in British Columbia, Canada.
  • The University has the largest enrollment in British Columbia, with 20,000 students and 1,400 faculties.
  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University offers more than 140 programs in four different academic levels such as
    • Preparatory Program
    • Post Baccalaureate Program
    • Undergraduate Program
    • Graduate Program
    • Vocational Program

Faculty at Kwantlen Polytechnic University

  • Academic and Career Preparation
  • Arts
  • Business
  • Design
  • Health
  • Science and Horticulture
  • Trades and Technology

Why study at Kwantlen Polytechnic University?

  • Canada's only polytechnic University - Kwantlen Polytechnic University, encourages students to have hands-on skill along with traditional education.
  • Students at Kwantlen Polytechnic University learn beyond books with the help of experiential learning like group discussion, projects, presentation and many more.
  • The University also offers international learning programs through several fields such as schools, exchange programs and abroad learning options.
  • The University has a student-centered learning environment with a maximum of 35 students per class.
  • The University also offers students earning while learning opportunities with the help of co-op education programs in farts, business and science programs


The Kwantlen Polytechnic University has five campuses strategically located in downtown Vancouver. Following are the perks of living in Metro Vancouver:

  • Vancouver is home to more than 150,000 international students.
  • According to the Mercer Quality of Living Ranking 2019, Vancouver ranks No.1 for quality of living.
  • The city has 2.4 million residents, according to Canada Statistics 2017, and has the lowest unemployment rate in Canada.

Campuses connectivity

  • Kwantlen Polytechnic is well connected to the major transit stands and popular routes
  • The University has its intercampus shuttle running between Surrey, Cloverdale and Langley.

Following are the five-campus of Kwantlen Polytechnic University:

Kwantlen Polytechnic University Surrey Campus

The Surrey campus of Kwantlen Polytechnic main campus offers education in Science, arts, business program and many more.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University Richmond Campus

The Richmond campus is located at a distance of 15 minutes from Vancouver city, the campus home to the famous Wilson School of Design. It offers some unique programs in acupuncture and agriculture.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University Civic Plaza

The Civic Plaza campus is a sleek and modern campus established in 2019 in downtown Surrey. The campus is solely dedicated to post-baccalaureate and graduate level of studies.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University Langley

The Langley campus is amongst the largest campuses of Kwantlen Polytechnic University. The Langley campus offers various unique facilities such as a music studio, green labs and brewing houses.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University Tech

The Tech campus of Kwantlen Polytechnic University is located in the Cloverdale area of Surrey. This campus encourages students with hands-on experience in auto-shops and various trade workshops for practical learning.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Kwantlen Polytechnic University offers scholarships and awards valuing around $2 million every year, and approximately $ 265,000 valued scholarship is reserved for students beginning their studies.

Applying for a scholarship at Kwantlen Polytechnic University is very easy. The student needs to fill one application that covers all scholarships and awards. Following are the major scholarships and awards offered

  • President's Entrance Scholarships
  • Merit Entrance Scholarships
  • The Indigenous Entrance Scholarships

Programs offered

Undergraduate Programs

  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminology
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Sustainability Agriculture
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • Bachelor of Design in Fashion and Technology
  • Bachelor of Journalism

Post- Baccalaureate Programs

  • Post- Baccalaureate Diploma in Accounting
  • Post- Baccalaureate Diploma in Human Resources Management
  • Post- Baccalaureate Diploma in Operations in Supply Chain Management
  • Post- Baccalaureate Diploma in Technical Management and Services
  • Post- Baccalaureate Diploma in Technical Apparel Design

Graduate Programs

  • Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Food System and Security
  • Graduate Diploma in Global Business Management
  • Graduate Diploma in Green Business Management and Sustainability



Kwantlen Polytechnic University does not have an on-campus accommodation facility.


Students have many options for off-campus accommodation, such as:


Students opting for homestays have an opportunity to stay with Canadian families and get to experience the Canadian culture, activities and festivals.

The host family holds minor student's custody.

Students Accommodation

  • Many private organizations offer off-campus student accommodation at Metro Vancouver. Students here get an opportunity to experience diverse communities such as students from various schools and colleges and get a chance to expand networks.


  • Students can choose to rent a flat or house to be more flexible privately. It's highly recommended to stay in homestays and student accommodation as renting can be expensive. An average rental cost may range between $1300 - $2180, depending on the housing category.